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General Verizon S4 Pre-orders begin 4/25 - Release 5/30 [ UPDATED:release date changed to 5/23 ]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by treb1797, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member
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    This is my status too :mad::thumbdown:


    Edit: Wooooooooohooooooooo i got my tracking number and as i predicted I'm getting it Wednesday :thumbup::D;)
     

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  2. Ric WRX

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    Mine shipped today also, I paid for overnight shipping probably will receive Tues
     
  3. Shotgunx1x

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    Just checked, shipped today around noon and says it'll be here on Tuesday
     
  4. jlrosell

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    Mine was shipped today as well. Already in my home state of PA. It says estimated delivery on Tuesday, but it seems like Monday could be a possibility.
     
  5. vacaloca

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    It would appear as there is no shortage of these, as I placed a full-retail price pre-order just a 2 hours ago and I have already been charged the $649.99. I'm hoping it'll ship by Monday... we'll see.

    Edit: I was right, there doesn't seem to be a shortage... I have a tracking number already, and due to get it Wednesday afternoon :) Interesting logistics.. they even did a Sunday FedEx pickup @ 1:35 PM in MEMPHIS, TN.
     
  6. MBM7881

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    Does anyone know how verizon determines delivery dates especially for those who preordered the 25th of April? A lot of people who preordered the 25th either got Tuesday or Wednesday as their delivery date. Just curious. Thanks
     
  7. Shotgunx1x

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    I feel like most, if not all if shipped today should be Tuesday because of the two day shipping. Live in Tucson, AZ and it's shipping from PA with a delivery/arrive date being on Tuesday. I preordered on May 5th just fyi
     
  8. DanDroide

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    I've been checking everyday after seeing everybody else moved to May 23 and I was still on May 30th.

    And I checked just now and...

    YES!!!!

    "Status: 05/23/2013Your order will ship by 05/23/2013"


    Thank you! :)
     
  9. Coolhands

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    Woooo!!! Should be here Tuesday :D:D:D
     
  10. jjmstang

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    Yep, I received my Fedex notice today..... here tuesday :)
    So Verizon is getting them out earlier then expected
     
  11. BzB

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    another s4 shipped today. this forum is gonna be jumping with excited s4 owners next week.

    kudos to vzw on under-promising and over-delivering on the shipping.
     
  12. cbaty08

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    Mine also shows shipped, and will show up the 22nd; I preordered on the 15th of this month (this past wednesday).
     
  13. charlie310

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    Awwww man! You guys are making the temptation unbearable. Is the extra $20 & waiting for the $50 rebate worth getting the phone early? Decisions, decisions....
     
  14. MBM7881

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    Does anyone have past experience with anker batteries? How are they?
     
  15. pequeajim

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    They charged mine yesterday...
     
  16. DanDroide

    DanDroide Well-Known Member
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    My FedEx tracking came in too...my "Package Buddy" app has it arriving here Wednesday May 22nd. :D
     
  17. jimweda

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    Ordered mine on May 28 and my expected arrival date is also on Wed May 22nd! One day earlier, that's sweet.
     
  18. rushmore

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    You preordered a whole year ago!? Hard core! ;)
     
  19. sorka

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    The lack of 32 gb is going to be a bigger issue than people think. I have a 32GB external for all my media, yet I've already run out of internal space due to apps. I don't consider myself an unusually heavy user. I have a few games and quite a few apps. My space requirements have grown dramatically because app sizes have grown dramatically over the last few years. A droid x with an internal 8 GB used to be enough. Now an S3 with 16 GB really isn't any more.

    If I get an S4, I'll have to hold out for 32 GB models or pick another phone. I could probably get by with an S4, but resale value is important to me and in a year, the S4s 16 GB will a much bigger issue than it is now and it will be hard to sell.
     
  20. pequeajim

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    I too would rather have a 32GB model. I currently have a Razr Maxx with only 16GB internal. All things equal, I figure I would rather have an S4 than the Maxx.
     
  21. rushmore

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    I agree and speaking to stores and a corporate rep, the amount of push-back has surprised them so far. The reality though is how Verizon planned their sales targets for the device. Simply put, numbers are usually understated to the lowest number that achieves their goals. The key here for the people that make the real decisions is their bonuses, so even if they could have sold 10 or 15% more S4's with a 32GB, if their overall targets (for that device segment) are achieved, THEY WILL (probably) NOT CARE.

    "Surprise" would be the key if Verizon bother with a 32GB version, as long as their numbers meet at least expectations and their customer install base grows along with their projections. We will probably only see a larger model if key Verizon people think their their purses and wallets might take a hit.

    Think Clark Griswold bonus focus for a swimming pool, minus the humor and compassion. Sad, but true.... Just like Metallica said!
     
  22. drpotter2807

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    Got a tracking number (actual number with link) sometime since last night, but no info available on it yet... Time to order the Microsd card!
     
  23. BzB

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    nope. it won't. it's easy to come up with a general idea of how most android users use their phone. just look at the top selling apps in the playstore and that will give you a really good idea. you're in a bubble if you think the large majority of android users need more than 8gb of space for apps. even the 32gb king, rush, acknowledges this.

    add to that, an sd card is said to be included which will provide space for media so it's not taking up internal memory.

    if sales were going to be hurt by lack of 32gb device, we would see that already. the fact is it hasn't hurt sales at all.

    people disappointed by lack of 32gb. even the media is making somewhat of a deal out of it, but the reality is that most people aren't heavy gamers or loading huge apps.


    that said, my 16gb is on the way and my 64gb card is in the process of being loaded up with all my media as we speak. :)
     
  24. rushmore

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    The actual context would probably be better served as, "The lack of a 32 model will not hurt their sales PROJECTIONS", since mathematically a 32GB would obviously help increase sales, since people like myself and others would add to them. Those are incremental sales, so inherently more sales.

    The issue as noted above is that their sales targets are met, which will always be understated so they achieve their goals and get their fiscal year bonuses. A handful of people make their decisions and they could care less about losing 32GB sales. The 16GB sold at last years 32GB model will look too good from a margin perspective, so why dirty up the view with a 32GB? That would make their pricing position on the 16GB stand out.

    Unless there is collective concern with VZW ranks that compromise their targets, a 32GB probably is not happening. Kudos to AT&T for offering the 32GB and good for their customers :) Verizon though is MILKING customers and their install base and will do this until diminished returns for their "Milking" strategy starts to be evident.

    Added:

    Easy for me to analyze now with semi-indifference, since after messing with the S4 more, besides the display (which due to surface size and bezel design is easier to crack) it does not run apps tested any faster and runs hotter than the S3.

    I would still get one if a 32GB is offered, but this helps me rationalize the apparent reality.
     
  25. FrankP999

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    My tracking number has a note that says "Future delivery requested." My expected delivery according to the fedex screen is Wed 5/22.

    I have never seen "future delivery requested" on a tracking before. It seems that ALL deliveries will be in the future. So I am guessing that Samsung has specified that the phones must be delivered on the 22'nd. Anyone else have the "future delivery requested"?
     

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